Hello again – it’s Monday… did you have a good weekend? And your plans for the week? This has become kind of a busy one for me, in comparison to all the seclusion/ quaranteen stuff.- two meetings IN PERSON no less… We wear masks, sit 6-8′ apart, it’s good. So – today’s card… I broke out a new stamp set – Gnome for the Holidays – they are so stinkin’ c-u-t-e! And oh yeah, got my new Cut & Emboss machine, which I love…. Works like a charm; smooth crankin’ both for cutting AND embossing – and I did both for today’s card. OK OK, I hear you – on with it already :O)

Gnome for the Holidays #1

Didn’t I tell you they were cute? I stamped them in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cs then colored them all with Blends:

  • the girl: both Lt and Dk Call Me Clover, Poppy Parade, Dk Highland Heather, So Saffron and dk Crumb Cake
  • for the center gnome: Lt Seaside Spray Lt & Dk Highland Heather, So Saffron, Lt & Dk Smokey Slate and Dk Crumb Cake
  • gnome on right: Lt & dk Call Me Clover, Poppy Parade, Lt & Dk Crumb Cake, Dk Highland Heather, So Saffron
  • I colored each of their noses with just a bit of Lt Petal Pink

I cut them down to size and adhered them with liquid glue to Highland Heather cs that had been die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Next I cut a panel of Gorgeous Grape cs & ran it through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. I adhered the gnome panels to it with dimensionals. I took a Thick Whisper White card base and ran the front through the Winter Snow embossing folder – loving all this texture from the embossing! I adhered the Gorgeous Grape piece to the card front with liquid glue.

Next I stamped the sentiment (don’t you love this cute font!) from the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set in Garden Green ink on a Whisper White strip. I created a banner at the end and adhered it to a Highland Heather strip that also had a banner. I adhered this with dimensionals to the card front and Voila – card front is complete!

Gnome for the Holidays #2

So fun… now for the inside… Adhere a panel of Gorgeous grape with liquid glue. With a Whisper White panel stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink (it’s from Gnome for the Holidays stamp set). Then stamp the tree from the Merry Moose stamp set in twice stamped off Garden Green ink. Adherer over the Gorgeous Grape and your card is fait accompl!

Gnome for the Holidays inside

For the envelope I embossed the flap with the Winter Snow embossing folder then stamped the gnome in Memento ink. I colored him with the Blends as noted above. TIP: slip a scrap of card stock into your envelope before coloring so the ink doesn’t bleed through the envelope!

Gnome for the Holidays #4

Fun fun… I’m labeling this a masculine card ‘cuz I think it could be :o) I hope you have enjoyed today’s card. I had such fun coloring and creating. If you would like to join my team – would enjoy working with you. For $99 you can sign up and get $125 worth of products at the same time and some wonderful discounts for products as well. Hobby stamper? Works for me! Let me know if I can help you get started in that direction…

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Card cuts for todays card:

  • Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Gorgeous Grape 3 1/8 x 5 1/2 (front), 4 x 5 1/4 (inside)
  • Highland Heather approximately 3 x 5 1/4 + scrap for sentiment strip
  • Whisper White 1 3/8 x 2 3/8 for each gnome + scrap for sentiment + 3 3/4 x 5 for inside panel